Groupage shipping involves grouping your goods together with other compatible goods that are travelling to the same destination, so that they can make up full containers. Groupage is also known as consolidation of freight and is the cheapest, most efficient way to transport goods in UK and across Europe. So if your shipment is not enough to fill an entire container load, ask us to send them via Groupage Shipping.
Groupage Transport Prices
Groupage prices depend on the size and weight measurements of your delivery by road, sea or air freight. Broughton Transport uses a system that takes your package measurements into account and converts them into a measure of density. You will usually be charged by the cubic metre depending on the weight of your items. These calculations will be made by our in-house freight forwarding specialists who will take the measurements and weight of your shipment and determine the price.
Some people are worried that their goods are in danger of being damaged if they are shipped with a lot of other freight, but this is not the case. Each and every consignment is handled with care and we will be careful not to stack goods on other goods that are fragile.
Is Groupage Shipping Better?
The decision for which type of shipping is best for your needs will depend on the volume of items that you need to ship and where you would like them delivered.
If you have cargo that does not fill a trailer, Groupage could be the solution for you.
A Groupage service is ideal if you are looking to transport cargo around Europe or the UK, but you don’t have a full load and don’t want to pay a premium for small goods.
What is Groupage?
Groupage is essentially the process of us collecting all our customers cargo and carefully loading on to trailers so they are full and ready for transport. This means that even though you may only have a small load, you only pay for your load, rather than unused space on an empty trailer.
As a specialist in pallet and freight consolidation, by grouping our freight from a range of customers, we are able to provide you highly competitive ‘Groupage’ quotes for shipping across UK and Europe. All transport companies wish to ensure that vehicles are full on the outward and inward bound to maximize profitability and keep your costs down.
The concept from Broughton Transport’s perspective is that groupage services allows us to build loads that maximises the usage of the two arms of our business – our vast stock of artic lorries and the pallet network. For examples, one of our large customers (Garrets Ingredients) have a daily pick up from their warehouse in Avonmouth, Bristol which will be picked up by one of our artics and trailers. The load is brought back to Melksham, Wiltshire where it is split up depending on the size of each load for the Garret’s customers and their location; which is mainly UK and Europe. Smaller customers will be routed through the pallet network and the larger customers will be put on to our artics to fill the trailer.
From your perspective (the customer) this provides you with a more realistic price to transport small goods or emergency deliveries across UK and Europe.
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